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An Assessment of Rouhani’s Visit to New York: Real Diplomacy or Failed Expectations?

October 02, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Two Iran experts assess Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to the United Nations General Assembly and its implications for improving relations between the United States and Iran.

U.S.-Iran Reconciliation Under President Rouhani? (held at Atlantic Council)

September 12, 2013 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
Panelists will discuss the prospects for direct talks and progress in multilateral negotiations and dissect internal factors influencing the chances for reconciliation, including Rouhani's new cabinet and the amount of leeway the new President is likely to receive from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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Webcast

Hezbollah’s Interests in Syria

July 25, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Hezbollah seems to be willing to lose its popularity in Lebanon to help Bashar al-Assad. Ghaddar explains why Hezbollah’s involvement seems as if they are helping secure some kind of federalism; however, their main interest is not to protect Assad, but instead, Iran.
Podcast

The 1953 Coup 60 Years On: A Symposium

July 24, 2013 // 9:00am12:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
August marks the 60th anniversary of the coup against Mohammad Mosaddeq, one of the pivotal events of modern Iranian – and Middle Eastern – history. The coup and the conditions surrounding it continue to spark academic and political debate due to their significance for subsequent developments in Iran as well as for the Islamic Republic’s relations with the United States and the West.
Webcast

Rouhani: Challenges at Home, Challenges Abroad

July 22, 2013 // 9:00am11:30am
Middle East Program
A panel of Iran experts discussed the current domestic and foreign policy issues that the new Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani will face as he takes office next month, and provided analysis on the new administration’s potential approach to solving these challenges.

Iran and Syria at the Crossroads

June 28, 2013 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Jubin Goodarzi, Assistant Professor and Researcher in International Relations Department at Webster University in Geneva, examined Iran and Syria’s relationship over the last three decades and discussed its implications for the outcome of Syrian conflict.
Webcast

Iran: The Battle for the Presidency

May 23, 2013 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Iran's Council of Guardians will announce the list of candidates for the next president of Iran on May 22-23. Our panel of experts discusses the candidates, their platforms, and their likely impact on future domestic and foreign policy.

The Media & Iran’s Nuclear Program: An analysis of U.S. and U.K. coverage, 2009-2012

April 29, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
Middle East Program
How does news coverage of Iran’s nuclear program affect public understanding and policy outcomes? News media traditionally play an important role in communicating about foreign policy—is this the case with coverage of Iran’s nuclear program? How specifically are news media framing the relevant issues? To answer these questions, researchers from the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) undertook a topical analysis of English-language newspaper coverage from 2009 through 2012, a period in which there was considerable public discussion about how the United States and others could and should resolve the dispute.

How Turkey’s Islamists Fell out of love with Iran: The Near Future of Turkish-Iranian Relations

April 23, 2013 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
After the 1979 revolution, Iran’s Islamist regime emerged as the clear anti-thesis of a secular Turkey and two countries’ relationship was only sustained by political Islamists on both sides. According to Akin Unver, this 1979-2010 Islamist connection is also being reversed by the sectarian faultlines unearthed by the Arab Spring. Iran’s rapid fall from grace with Turkish Islamists is one of the most important recent structural shifts in the Middle East, Unver suggests. Such a break is far from marginal and yields several important points for consideration.
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Between Turkish Sunnis and Iranian Shia Influences: Islamic Revival in Azerbaijan

April 22, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Bayram Balci, Visiting Scholar, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment, analyzed the various aspects of Shia and Sunni revival, including the roles played by Turkey and Iran, and how Azerbaijan is reacting to these “new” religious cleavages. In his talk he contended that the Islamic influences from Iran (Shia) and from Turkey (Sunni) are recreating new dividing lines between Azerbaijani Shia and Sunni Muslims.

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